Lorry driver trapped after crash between two HGVs on M62 near Widnes

A driver was trapped inside a lorry after a crash between two HGVs on the M62. Firefighters were called to a crash on Thursday (November 19) involving two heavy goods vehicles in Watkinson Way, Widnes, on the approach to Junction 7 of the M62 shortly after 11am. On arrival the crews discovered the collision involved a highways maintenance vehicle carrying loose tarmac and gas cylinders and a HGV carrying scrap metal.

The driver of the highways maintenance vehicle was trapped inside it and a gas cylinder was damaged and venting off. Firefighters also got the trapped driver out of the vehicle, with the aid of paramedics.

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Today, a spokesperson for Cheshire Police confirmed one person was taken to hospital with minor injuries. A section of Watkinson Way was temporarily closed as emergency services worked at the scene and was reopened shortly after 12pm.

A covering jet was set up and firefighters made the vehicles safe and they isolated two of the gas cylinders in the highways maintenance vehicle. Cheshire Fire and Rescue said firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour. A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue said: “Shortly before 11am firefighters were informed of a collision involving two heavy goods vehicles in Watkinson Way, Widnes, on the approach to Junction 7 of the M62.

“On arrival the crew discovered that the collision involved a highways maintenance vehicle carrying loose tarmac and gas cylinders and a HGV carrying scrap metal. “The driver of the highways maintenance vehicle was trapped inside it and a gas cylinder was damaged and venting off. “A section of Watkinson Way was temporarily closed as emergency services worked at the scene.

“A covering jet was set up and firefighters made the vehicles safe. “They isolated two of the gas cylinders in the highways maintenance vehicle. “Firefighters also got the trapped driver out of the vehicle, with the aid of paramedics.

“They left him and the other driver in the care of the paramedics.

“Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour.”

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